Kyle, Morison (1866-1949)

Morison Kyle was the manager of the Vancouver Stock Exchange and the provincial manager for the Home Life Assurance Company of Canada. He also acted as a broker.

He was also a theatre manager and an author of plays.

In later life, he was a prospector.

He lived at 952 Denman Street from 1903 to 1904.

 

Family Background

Morison Kyle was born in Scotland, probably on April 16, 1866. His parents were Morison and Jane Ann Kyle.

He arrived in Canada about 1880.

 

Marriage to Jessie Stuart

On May 20, 1885, in Aylmer, Ontario, Morison married Jessie Bell Stuart. She was born in Ontario on October 12, 1871. Her parents were Charles Stuart and Mary Smith.

 

Inventor

Morison was a part-time inventor. In 1889, he invented Kyle’s Leaf Turner, which was a device for turning pages of sheet music. He received a patent for the device in 1890.

 

 

In 1891, he was a manager of a general store in Rat Portage, Ontario.

 

To Western Canada

The Kyle family  lived in Vancouver from about 1902 to 1905.

By 1906, they were in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

By 1911, they were in Calgary, Alberta, where Morison was operating a theatre.

Morison’s plays included A Bolt from the Blue; A Fight for Time; A friend of the Enemy; A Daughter of France; For the Honour of the Service (all dated 1919).

In 1928, he published a three act play called Padlocked.

In 1934, he published Ta-ra-ra Ditties; Facts and Fancies, New and Old.

Using the pseudonym Muir Kelvynn, he also wrote Hell’s Bells and Maid to Order (both dated 1940).

Morison died in Winnipeg on September 1, 1949. He was buried in Brookside Cemetery in Winnipeg.

Jessie died in Vancouver on November 13, 1935.

Morison Kyle and Jessie Bell Stuart had the following children.

 

William Charles Kyle

William Charles Kyle was born in Middleton, Ontario on March 18, 1886. (This may be the same person as Charles Morison Kyle, below.)

 

Charles Morison Kyle

Charles (“Charley”) Morison Kyle was born in Guysborough, Ontario on March 18, 1886. He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

On July 12, 1918, he married Gertrude Isabine Olts. She was born in Woodstock, New Brunswick, on November 19, 1896. Her parents were George William Olts and Bertha Gertrude Macdonald.

Charles died in Vancouver on December 30, 1941.

Gertrude died in Vancouver on September 25, 1956.

 

Louis Alexander Kyle

Louis Alexander Kyle (sometimes called Lewis) was born on October 23, 1889, in Rat Portage, Ontario.

He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

He never married.

He died in Terrace, British Columbia, on July 3, 1977.

 

Roy Stuart Kyle

Roy (Royal) Stuart Kyle was born in Kenora, Ontario on May 13, 1891.

He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

He never married.

He died in Vancouver on July 29, 1944.

 

James Arthur Gladston Kyle

James Arthur Gladston Kyle was born in Rainy River, Ontario on November 24, 1892.

He married Mary Wilson.

He died in Vancouver on September 5, 1974.

 

Stuart Robertson Kyle

Stuart Robertson Kyle was born on August 12, 1896, in Ontario.

He married Flora Nevin Mckissock.

He died in Vancouver on June 1, 1961.

Flora died in Vancouver on February 20, 1986.

 

Sources

Morison Kyle

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVFT-2FG : accessed 04 Nov 2013), Morrison Kyle in household of Jane Kyle, Middleton, Norfolk North, Ontario, Canada; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e328/e008195312.jpg

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MW2Z-1F9 : accessed 04 Nov 2013), Morrison Kyle, Rat Portage East, Algoma, Ontario, Canada.; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/jpg/30953_148126-00127.jpg

“Canada Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KH2H-Q1J : accessed 04 Nov 2013), Morison Kyle, 1901; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z002/jpg/z000050222.jpg

“Canada Census, 1906,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHJ5-8Y9 : accessed 04 Nov 2013), Morrison Kyle, 1906; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/e/e049/e001205608.jpg.

1911 Census of Canada, Alberta, Calgary, 43 Calgary, page 36, family 67, lines 44-50; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=9426&highlight=44&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Stuart+R.+Kyle; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/jpg/e011070722.jpg

Patrick O’Neill, Carrol Aitkens’s Experiments in Playwrighting, BC Studies, No. 137, Spring 2003, pages 65-91, at page 70-71. [lists five Morison Kyle plays from 1919].

Morison Kyle, death notice, Winnipeg Tribune, September 3, 1949, page 31; “MORISON KYLE Morison Kyle. Ste. 3, Birks Bldg., died Thursday in Winnipeg General Hospital. He was 88 years of age. Mr. Kyle retired three years ago as a prospector. He is survived by two sons, Stuart and Harry, both of Vancouver. Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. In Clark – Leatherdale chapel. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery. Canon F. W. Goodeve will officiate.”

Morison Kyle, death notice, Winnipeg Free Press, September 3, 1949

Morison Kyle, death notice, Winnipeg Free Press, September 5, 1949

Morison Kyle, Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg, http://www.winnipeg.ca/ppd/cemeteries/Brookside/BrooksideKR_KZ.html.

 

Jessie Bell Stuart

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL2N-CYP : accessed 04 Nov 2013), Jessie Bell Kyle, 1935.

 

Charles William Kyle

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMCP-8HY : accessed 04 Nov 2013), William Charles Kyle, 1886.

“Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL73-QJY : accessed 04 Nov 2013), William Charles Kyle, 18 Mar 1886.

“Canada Census, 1906,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHJ5-8Y3 : accessed 04 Nov 2013), Charles W Kyle in entry for Morrison Kyle, 1906.

 

Charles Morison Kyle

Kenora Great War Project; Kyle, Charles Morison, by Becky Johnson; https://www.kenoragreatwarproject.ca/canadian-infantry/kyle-charles-morison/. Includes biography and illustration.

Charles Morison Kyle, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Rank: SGT; Regimental number(s): 117344; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5267 – 29; Date of Birth: 18/03/1886; http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/001042-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=503682&interval=20&&PHPSESSID=3rojepdqour77i9psjo34ciu24

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD8P-XMN : accessed 04 Nov 2013), Charles Morison Kyle and Gertrude Isabine Olts, 1918.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLK5-9RH : accessed 04 Nov 2013), Charles Morison Kyle, 1941.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL51-3HC : accessed 04 Nov 2013), Gertrude Isabine Kyle, 1956.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYT-JYN : accessed 04 Nov 2013), Charles Morison Kyle in entry for Kenneth Morison Kyle, 1974.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRH-VR3 : accessed 04 Nov 2013), Charles Morrison Kyle in entry for Charles Stuart Kyle, 1952.

 

Louis Alexander Kyle

Kenora Great War Project; Kyle, Louis Anderson, by Becky Johnson; https://www.kenoragreatwarproject.ca/canadian-infantry/kyle-louis-alexander/. Includes biography and illustration.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMQB-L5X : accessed 04 Nov 2013), Lewis Alexander Kyle, 1888.

Louis Alexander Kyle, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Rank: CPL; Regimental number(s): 696608; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5268 – 20; Date of Birth: 23/10/1888; 23/10/1889, http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/001042-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=503725&interval=20&&PHPSESSID=3rojepdqour77i9psjo34ciu24

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FL1S-CYR : accessed 04 Nov 2013), Louis Kyle, 1977.

 

Roy Stuart Kyle

Kenora Great War Project; Kyle, Roy Stuart, by Becky Johnson; https://www.kenoragreatwarproject.ca/canadian-garrison-regiment/kyle-roy-stuart/. Includes biography and illustration.

“Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F2L7-G4V : accessed 04 Nov 2013), Roy Stuart Kyle, 13 May 1891.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMZQ-651 : accessed 04 Nov 2013), Roy Stuart Kyle, 1891.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X22Z-5WL : accessed 04 Nov 2013), Roy Stuart Kyle, 1915.

Roy Stuart Kyle, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Regimental number(s): 2023421; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5268 – 32; Date of Birth: 13/05/1891; http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/001042-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=503737&interval=20&&PHPSESSID=3rojepdqour77i9psjo34ciu24.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGB-G3P : accessed 04 Nov 2013), Roy Stuart Kyle, 1944.

 

James Arthur Gladston Kyle

“Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F2LW-V57 : accessed 04 Nov 2013), James Arthur Gladston Kyle, 24 Nov 1892.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMZC-6MK : accessed 04 Nov 2013), James Arthur Gladston Kyle, 1892.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLBL-XL8 : accessed 04 Nov 2013), James Arthur Gladstone Kyle, 1974.

 

Stuart Robertson Kyle

“Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F2P2-95H : accessed 04 Nov 2013), Stuart Robeertson Kyle, 12 Aug 1896.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VNG8-WBG : accessed 04 Nov 2013), Stuart Robertson Kyle, 1896.

“Brasil, Cartões de Imigração, 1900-1965,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KNGH-4YC : accessed 04 Nov 2013), Flora Niven Kyle, 1954.

“Brasil, Cartões de Imigração, 1900-1965,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/27NW-DYD : accessed 04 Nov 2013), Flora Niven Kyle, 1954.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLT9-C1Q : accessed 04 Nov 2013), Stuart Robertson Kyle, 1961.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLLS-2D9 : accessed 04 Nov 2013), Flora Niven Kyle, 1986.

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